Rocklahoma 2020 Festival Canceled Due To Coronavirus

Rockalahoma 2020 festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Organizers were forced to cancel the event due to rising concerns over the pandemic but promised the event would return in 2021.

The organizers released a statement saying “This is tough. For 13 straight years Rocklahoma has been America’s Biggest Memorial Day Party. Not being able to bring it to you for year 14 breaks our hearts, but it is the right thing to do. At the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are so f’ing bummed to announce that Rocklahoma will be postponed until 2021.”

The statement continued, “We raise our glasses to you, our fans. Every single damn year you show up. You rock out in Pryor. You build a community of die-hard rock fans and open your doors to your neighbors in the campgrounds. We can’t wait to get to work on 2021 and deliver the best weekend possible to you.”

Rocklahoma was set to take place Memorial Day weekend in Pryor, Oklahoma, with headliners Slipknot, Staind, and Five Finger Death Punch. Those who purchased tickets via the event’s official ticket provider, Elevate, will be able to transfer their passes to the 2021 festival or receive a full refund. Affected concertgoers will receive an email with further instructions by this Wednesday (April 8th).

Rocklahoma is just one of the many festivals canceled due to the pandemic. Coachella, SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Download Fest were just some of the events forced to cancel or postpone.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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